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LSI’s heritage spans more than 40 years, beginning in 1976 when the company was founded. We employ 1,400 people at 11 manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada and we continue to grow. Headquartered in Greater Cincinnati Ohio, LSI is a publicly held company traded on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the symbol LYTS. We manufacture commercial lighting solutions, advanced graphic and image solutions, digital and retail display solutions.

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LSI ADL Technology, a subsidiary of LSI Industries is looking for a 1st shift Manufacturing Engineer to add to our Manufacturing Engineering Team at our Columbus, Ohio location.

LSI ADL Technology is an Electronics Manufacturing Services company based in Columbus, Ohio producing Circuit Board Assemblies, Box Build and Cable Assemblies in the Industrial OEM and Lighting markets. We services customers in the Midwest. Our production work ranges from running Surface Mount Technology Lines, Wave Solder Machines, Potting Machines and Wire Processing equipment in addition to Soldering, Manual Assembly, Conformal Coating & Testing of products. We also incorporate an Inventory Control team responsible for Receiving, Shipping & Materials management throughout the facility.


The Supply Chain Manager preferably has years of experience in procurement of electronic components, has already established contacts with distributors / brokers, has solid and proven experience in PCB manufacturing and full box build environments and can perform the duties of an Expert Buyer (lead by example. Will coach/mentor other buyers in best practices/lean strategies to maximize inventory turns, have material arrive on time and manage  >$25M annual spend. The candidate will successfully lead a team of buyers to develop and manage the buying/planning of materials and services required to support production and repair operations, and product transitions for our contract PCBA/Box Build manufacturing process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifying cost saving opportunities, creating competitive environments, creatively generating/negotiating contracts and managing the delivery of optimal solutions.
  • Will work hand-in-hand with leadership, sales, business managers, operations, quality, and engineering.
  • Knowledge of component identification and nomenclature required.
  • Management of the procurement functions necessary and working collaboratively with Planning to support the production requirements and attaining Revenue Commitments, On Time Delivery, Profitability of the enterprise and ensure Customer Satisfaction.
  • Proficient with the ERP System (must be hands on, expert user)
  • Manage the Materials Management as defined by organizational procedures and corporate guidelines.
  • Implementation of the necessary Material Cost Reviews to verify correct product costs in support of proper customer pricing and margins.
  • Contribute as a major participant in the operational strategic planning and Materials activities.
  • Support Program Management and Business Development in the presentation of the Materials capabilities to customers and cost reduction programs defined by the Manufacturing Agreements.
  • Provide insights into new technology and strategies (Software additions, Lean, Pull Systems, Visual Factory, etc.) for improved floor management of materials necessary to maintain deliveries in support of customer satisfaction.
  • Interface well with the operations management and ensure the “team” concept is implemented in the managed organization.
  • Ensure implementation of a smooth transaction and integration of the material portion of New Product Introduction.
  • Review all System Tools and make recommendations for improvements, changes, or additions to support improved materials efficiencies AND drive the implementation /execution of the improvement actions.
  • Support organizational metrics to indicate individual and departmental performance to requirements.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business/Supply Chain or related field and 5+ years of experience in electronics, SMT, Box Build, EMS, Contract
  • Manufacturing) environment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a management role.
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems
  • APICS CPIM and/or CSCP certification desirable
  • Outstanding negotiation skills
  • ISO 9001 background preferable
  • Strong background in supporting a low to medium volume, system assembly / electronic manufacturing operation.
  • US Person as defined in 22 CRF Part 120.15 (U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugees and those given asylum in the United States, and temporary residents granted amnesty) since work includes ITAR controlled technical data.


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off


LSI is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. LSI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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For more information or to submit your resume contact Annette Zarbaugh, Human Resources Generalist,